What happens at the end of your shift? If you are like me, the hard work is all done and it's time for entertainment.
From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. was my alone time to watch my shows, like "Lucky Dog" or "RuPaul's Drag Race." Now there are two home offices here, and it's harder to find a routine.
Two weeks ago was normal, last week it got complicated. Two weeks ago, as I moved around the house during the workday, I'd grab things that needed to be put away. On my way from the water cooler, I could wipe the counter and toss the towel in laundry room, sort of a drive-by cleaning. The first part of lunchtime was for unloading the dishwasher.
I have a friend who likes long distance biking, she has these locking shoes that allow you to pedal on both the down and up strokes, this is how I'd pace out my day. In the time it takes the printer to spit out a ranking survey form, I can collect the broom. Waiting for files to back up to the server … swipe the broom under the desk. Using the upstrokes works for the job too. Waiting for a website to load is just enough time to launch another program, let's hear it for working in windows!
But now, I've got to navigate between my conference calls and his, balance my busy time with his reprieve between calls. "Honey I'm home" is now at 5:01.
It's a good thing we have a whole room full of games and toys. I'll get back to my shows once golf starts going again.
Remember my friend? We tried to video chat Tuesday morning, her laptop wouldn't load the program, his speakers didn't work and I have my microphone disabled. We laughed and set a goal to eat the same dinner by video before next Tuesday.
Change is my favorite experience, so I suspect the next few weeks will be very interesting, But our dog Scoose's days are always the same. Hopefully all of you and all of us stay safe and healthy.